Rakaposhi

Elevation (feet): 25,550
Elevation (meters): 7,788
Continent: Asia
Country: Pakistan
Range/Region: Karakoram
Latitude: 36.142311
Longitude: 74.489965
Difficulty: Major Mountain Expedition
Best months for climbing: Jul, Aug, Sep
Year first climbed: 1958
First successful climber(s): Mike Banks, Tom Patey
Nearest major airport: Rawalpindi, Pakistan
Convenient Center: Gilgit, Pakistan

Rakaposhi is the name of a high Karakoram mountain massif and the huge pyramid peak which tops this massif. The mountain dominates the Hunza Valley west of K2, its steep ice-covered peak towering above barren cliffs and terraces. Rakaposhi's climate is generally more favorable than that of the Himalayas, as it is located far enough west to be only minimally affected by the monsoon in July and August. In fact, long periods of exceptional weather are not uncommon throughout the summer.